Everyone deserves a symphony.
CutTime® makes ’em short, fun & accessible.

Let’s face it. America is a lot more casual, even funner than it was. Yet if you wanted to simply try the magic of a classical symphony, you’d have to dress up, pay up, shut up and sit still in a large, meditative concert hall. That’s why CutTime is popping up across the country, turning symphonic music into fun, immediately compelling experiences in restaurants, clubs, homes, churches, schools, offices, streets, concert halls… anywhere.

Led by former Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson, CutTime smartens up classical music to share the magic of lively symphonic hits, funky-romantic new music, plus game-changing metaphors and methods that make sense of this confusing craft for a broader public, so that some will be hungry for the tradition. It’s time to cut loose with classical music!

Robinson has been an innovative force in bringing chamber ensembles into nontraditional venues and classrooms, mixing it up with a variety of creative repertoire and generally proving that classical music belongs not on the fringes of contemporary culture but at the heart of everyday life.
– Mark Stryker, Detroit Free Press Music Critic

Robinson is bringing classical music to the masses— which may be one of the most challenging jobs in all of music.
Amy Haimerl, Crain’s Detroit Business

See CutTime swing on WDIV-TV.

  • Read about this radical new approach to Americanize the European tradition.
  • Listen to symphonic music played as chamber music.
  • Hear emotional new compositions that blend urban pop with classical styles.
  • Support a new future for classical music that complements the past tradition.